Senate Democrats Pass "Nuclear Option" On Filibuster Rules

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lamar Alexander... News PhotoCapitol Building - Washington DC,Full Length,Horizontal,Lamar Alexander,Leaving,Mitch McConnell,Politics,Press Conference,USA,United States Senate,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) depart a press conference after the U.S. Senate passed the 'nuclear option', a controversial rules change relating to filibusters, at the U.S. Capitol November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 52-48 to change Senate rules on the filibusters for most presidential nominations with a simple majority vote. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)